George Bowker

(before 1570 - after 31 May 1614)
     George Bowker was born before 1570 in Lincolnshire?, England. There were several baptisms of Boowke/Bowke or similar at Toynton St Peter, Lincoln between 1562 and 1589 (Robert, John, Valentyn & Thomas), while an Alice Boowke married there in 1570 and Margaret Bowke married Edward Newton in 1588 at Fulbeck. A John Bowkes was baptised in 1595 at Gt Coates. He was the son of Unknown Bowker.
George Bowker married Julyan Unknown before 1590. George was a draper at St Peter's, Eastgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
     George Bowker made a will dated 31 May 1614 in Lincoln. The last day of May 1614 ...I George Bowker of the parish of St Peter's in Eastgate within the county of the city of Lincoln, draper, being sick in body ... to be buried in St Peters, Julyan my wife ... to Robert Bowker my son my land in ...shire ... to continue to dwell [therefore adult]....to Susan Newton my sister's daughter (£5 to be paid at her marriage).. to my brother Ro.. ... and to my sister Cicely £5 viz. fifty shillings apiece; Item the residue of my goods unbequeathed and funeral discharge I give and bequeath to Julyan my wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament: In witness wherof I George Bowker have hereunto set my hand and sea athis day and year written above.
Witnessed by Edwared Benson, Humphrey Askerne?, Thomas Barnes, Roger Buntho?

     George died after 31 May 1614 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
     His will was proved in 1614 at Lincolnshire Consistory Court. He was buried in St Peter's, Eastgate, Lincoln.

Child of George Bowker and Julyan Unknown

George Bowker

(circa 1740 - )
     George Bowker was born circa 1740 in England.
George Bowker married Ann Pepper in 1766 in Water Newton, Huntingdonshire.

George Bowker

(circa 1840 - )
     George Bowker was born circa 1840 in England. He is probably the George Thomas registered in the March quarter of 1840 at Peterborough. He was the son of George Robinson Bowker and Eliza Redmile.
     George Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of George Robinson Bowker and Eliza Redmile in Geddington, Northamptonshire.
George Bowker married an unknown person on 21 April 1862.

Children of George Bowker

George Bowker

(before March 1837 - )
     George Bowker was born before March 1837 in Denver, Norfolk. He was the son of Samuel Bowker and Martha Unknown. Harriett, Martha, Emily, George and Caroline were listed as the children of Samuel Bowker in the 1851 census in Denver, Norfolk.

George Bowker

(circa 1844 - 1921)
     George Bowker was born circa 1844.
     George died in 1921 in New Zealand.

George Martin Bowker

(say 1840 - )
     George Martin Bowker was born say 1840 in England.
George Martin Bowker married Fanny Elizabeth Unknown circa 1860.

Child of George Martin Bowker and Fanny Elizabeth Unknown

George Robinson Bowker

(10 October 1769 - 21 July 1840)
     George Robinson Bowker was born on 10 October 1769 in England. He was the son of Burgess Bowker and Sarah Robinson.
George Robinson Bowker married Joanna Aveling on 11 January 1802 in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Their marriage licence dated the 7th, named them as George Bowker & Johannah Aveling, Water Newton parish, place Whittlesey..
     George Robinson Bowker and Ann Robinson Bowker, Judith Bowker, Mary Bowker, Burgess Bowker, Thomas Bowker and Elizabeth Bowker were beneficiaries in Burgess Bowker's will dated 12 June 1810 in Alconbury Weston.
     George Robinson Bowker was mentioned in a civil court action on 20 July 1815. AVELING v. KNIPE By articles of agreement, dated the 14th of May, 1806, Edward Knipe agreed to sell to Thomas Aveling and George Bowker, their heirs and assigns, a freehold estate at the price of 11,500/; and it was agreed, that 500/., part thereof, should be paid to Knipe on the execution of the agreement ; that 30001., other part of the said sum of 11,500/., should be paid by
Aveling and Bowker, their heirs, executors, or administrators, on the 25th of March next; and that 6000/., the remaining part, should at the same time be secured to Knipe, his executors, &c. with interest at 5 per cent, by mortgage of the estate sold ; and be suffered to continue on such mortgage, the interest being regularly paid, for the term of seven years ; and Knipe agreed to make a clear title at his own expence, to pay half the expence of the conveyance, and to discharge all out-goings up to the said 25th of March next, and on payment of the remainder of the purchase-money to Knipe, and on his having such mortgage for 60001., to put Aveling and Bowker, their heirs or assigns, into possession; and Aveling and Bowker for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, agreed to purchase the said estate at the price of 11,500/., and to pay and secure the remainder of the purchase-money in the manner above-mentioned on the 25th of March next, upon being put into possession ; and it was farther agreed, that, if Aveling and Bowker should neglect to complete the purchase, and to pay or secure the remainder of the purchase-money on or before
the 25th of March next, as aforesaid, the said Edward
Knipe having made out a good and clear title to the said
estate, then and in such case the purchase-money paid
should be forfeited ; and Knipe should be at liberty to
resell, and Aveling and Bowker, their heirs, executors,
and administrators, should make good to Knipe any loss
or deficiency he might sustain in consequence of such
neglect.
The sum of 5001. was paid to Knipe upon the execution of the agreement. On the 10th of June, 1806, Aveling died; having, by his will, dated the 20th of May, 1805, appointed Bowker one of his executors and residuary legatees. 1815.
The Bill was filed by the grandson and heir at la» of Aveling ; alleging, that the sum of 500l. had been paid by Aveling and Bowker jointly ; and praying, that the Defendants Knipe and Bowker may be decreed specifically to perform the agreement that Bowker may be decreed to pay one half of the purchase-money, and
the other executors of Aveling may pay the remainder,
and the Defendant Knipe to make out a clear and good
title, and convey to the Plaintiff and Bowker, according
to the agreement.
The Defendant Bowker by his answer stated, that
Aveling had made the purchase for this Defendant, his
son in law, who paid out the 500/. on the execution of
the agreement out of his own money : but soon afterwards Aveling told him he should like to go halves
with him in the purchase.and the Defendant answering,
that he could have no objection, as he came to Aveling
for assistance, and could not purchase the estate without
his assistance, Aveling said he would consider of it ;
desiring the Defendant to transfer 2501. in the books
of his banker from Aveling s account to the Defendant's,
as one half of the 500/., paid to Knipe : which transfer
was made accordingly ; it still remaining undecided,
whether they were to go halves in the purchase, or not ;
submitting, that in case the agreement ought to be specifically performed, the Defendant is entitled to have it
carried into execution for his sole benefit ; and if the
conversation between the Defendant and Aveling, and the
transfer of the sum of 250/. amount to an agreement, it
must be considered as a new agreement independent of
and distinct from the former, and as it is not in writ-
Ing, and signed by the Defendant, &c. insisting upori
the Statute of Frauds ( 85 ).
There was evidence of declarations of Aveling up to
his death, that he assisted the defendant Bowker in the
purchase ; and that the estate was to be bought for
him.
The MASTER of the ROLLS. It is admitted, that, if Aveling and Knipe are to be considered as joint purchasers, the Plaintiff's case would wholly fail. On the face of the agreement they jointly contract with the vendor ; but a doubt was suggested, whether a Court of Equity would in any case execute such an agreement by a conveyance in joint- tenancy. It would not, if there were any circumstances, from which it could be collected, that a joint-tenancy was not in contemplation : but I have no conception, that it is of course upon a controversy between two purchasers to depart from the letter of their agreement, and decree them to be tenants in common. There is a case, Edwards v. Fashion ( 86 ), where the two daughters of a mortgagee for a term of years, taking under his Will the residue of his personal estate, including the mortgage, equally to be divided between them, afterwards purchased the equity of redemption to them and their heirs : it was held under the circumstances, that there was no survivorship : but it is not stated, as a general principle, that articles of agreement must of necessity import a tenancy in common, when in words it is a joint-tenancy. That case proceeds upon the ground, that the purchase was founded on the mortgage ; and, the daughters being tenants in common of the mortgage, they were held to be tenants in common of the equity of redemption likewise.
It was contended, that Aveling's contribution to the
purchase-money has turned them into tenants in common.
That is not the effect of an advance of money ...
. George was a farmer in Water Newton, Huntingdonshire, in 1828.
     George Robinson Bowker made a will dated 13 December 1828 in Water Newton. Will of George Bowker of Water Newton, Hunts, farmer dated 13 Dec 1828... I give to my wife Joanna Bowker ... all my children when 21 except my daughter Emma Shuttleworth Bellamy herinafter provided for ... He added a codicil to his will on 25 June 1831. Whereas my son Thomas having lately married I have given him such share of my property as I consider him entitled to and hereby revoke all gifts legacies or participation in any way except by survivorship under or by virtue of my said will wherein he is concerned.
     George died of apoplexy on 21 July 1840 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, aged 70. He was buried on 25 July 1840 in Water Newton, HUN. He was described as 'of Water Newton Lodge.'
     His will was proved on 3 September 1840 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved at London 3 Sep 1840 by the oath of Joanna Bowker widow. Effects under £6,000.

Children of George Robinson Bowker and Joanna Aveling

George Robinson Bowker

(9 June 1806 - 11 July 1869)
     George Robinson Bowker was born on 9 June 1806 in Water Newton, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of George Robinson Bowker and Joanna Aveling.
George Robinson Bowker witnessed Henry Shuttleworth Bellamy and Emma Bowker's wedding on 13 October 1828 in Water Newton, Huntingdonshire. George was a farmer.
George Robinson Bowker married Eliza Redmile on 5 February 1839 in the Independent church, Stamford, Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire chronicle on 8 Feb 1839 reported: On Tuesday last, at teh Independent Chapel, Star-lnae, Stamford, Mr. Geo. Robinson Bowker, second son of Mr. Bowker, farmer and grazier, of Water Newton, to Eliza eldest daughter of Mr. Redmile, maltster, etc., f Ryhalll. After the ceremony, which was novel andinteresting, the happy couple started fro Kedttering, where they intend spending their honeymoon.
     George Robinson Bowker and Eliza Redmile were recorded on the 1841 census in Geddington, Northamptonshire. G R Bowker, 35, grocer, Eliza 30, George 1, none born in the county. They shared a building with the Freeman family.
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     George Robinson Bowker arrived at Adelaide, South Australia.
     George died on 11 July 1869 in Glenelg, South Australia, aged 63. On the 11th July, at Glenelg, George Robinson Bowker, formerly of Water- newton Lodge, Huntingdonshire, aged 61.

Children of George Robinson Bowker and Eliza Redmile

Gladys Noel Bowker

(25 December 1886 - May 1949)
     Gladys Noel Bowker was born on 25 December 1886 in Darling Point. BOWKER.- December 25, at Tredegar, Darling Point, the wife of R S Bowkor, M.R.C.S., Eng., of a daughter. She was the daughter of Dr Robert Steer Bowker and Florence Mary Marks.
Gladys Noel Bowker married James Henry Forbes Gordon on 17 August 1912 in Woollahra, New South Wales. GORDON-BOWKER. August 17, at the Woollahra Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Dr. Sweyn Macqueen. James Henry Forbes, second son of the latei Mr William Gordon, of Manar. New South Wales and of Mrs. Gordon, Rose Bay, to Gladys Noel Lydia, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steer Bowker, Brantwood, Edgecliffe.
In 1953 he married secondly Daphne English.
     Administration of the estate of John Ryther Steer Bowker was granted to Gladys Noel Bowker, on 21 February 1945 in New South Wales John Ryther Steer Bowker, late Darlinghurst, died 29 June 1944, Letters of administration granted 22 Nov 1944, Gladys Noel Gordon, administrator.
     Gladys died in May 1949 in Goulburn district, New South Wales, aged 62. She was buried on 6 May 1949 in St Stephen's Presbyterian church, Sydney.

Children of Gladys Noel Bowker and James Henry Forbes Gordon

Gordon Bowker

(28 November 1913 - 20 January 1958)
     Gordon Bowker was born on 28 November 1913 in 'Springwell', Hook, Waimate, New Zealand. He was the son of James Burnham Bowker and Ann Agnes Boag. Gordon was a farmer.
     Gordon died on 20 January 1958 in Hawarden, New Zealand, aged 44.
     His will was proved in 1958 at Christchurch.

H (Holden?) Mitford Bowker

     H (Holden?) Mitford Bowker was the son of Miles Egerton Bowker and Katherine Mitford Bowker.

Harold Bowker

(May 1870 - before 12 March 1932)
     Harold Bowker was born in May 1870 in Newcastle district, New South Wales. He was the son of Richard Ryther Steer Bowker and Lydia Frances Phillips.
     Harold Bowker was on the passenger list, arriving at London, in July 1890. Harold was a veterinary surgeon, in New South Wales.
Harold Bowker married Lucie or Louisa Ann Cradick in 1916 in Murwillimbah, New South Wales.
     Harold died before 12 March 1932 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was cremated on 12 March 1932 in Sydney.

Harriet Bowker

(14 April 1801 - March 1829)
     Harriet Bowker was christened on 14 April 1801 in Paston, Northamptonshire. Written as Harriot. She was the daughter of David Bowker and Elizabeth Doggit.
Married: Mr L T Martin, grocer of Lynn, to Harriet, third daughter of Mr D Bowker, of Stanground, Huntingdonshire.
     Harriet died in March 1829 in Lynn, Norfolk, aged 27. Died - On Sunday last, at Lynn, of a decline, aged 27, Harriet, wife of Mr John Martin, grocer, and third daughter of Mr David Bowker, of Stanground, in this county.

Harriet Bowker

(circa 1832 - )
     Harriet Bowker was born circa 1832 in Surrey. She was the daughter of David Bowker and Amelia Alexander.
     Harriet Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of David Bowker and Amelia Alexander in Caroline Place, Southwark, St George, Surrey.

Harriet Bowker

(16 September 1819 - 28 February 1820)
     Harriet Bowker was christened on 16 September 1819 in St Margaret's, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. She was christened on 16 September 1819 in Lt Plumstead, Norfolk. She was the daughter of Alexander Bowker and Eliza or Elisabeth Unknown.
     Harriet was buried on 28 February 1820 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Harriet Susanna Bowker

(before 20 June 1800 - before 2 November 1800)
     Harriet Susanna Bowker was born before 20 June 1800 in Walton, Northamptonshire. She was christened on 20 June 1800 in Paston, Northamptonshire. She was the daughter of James Bowker and Anne Lowe.
     Harriet died before 2 November 1800 in Walton, NTH. She was buried on 2 November 1800 in Paston.

Harriett Bowker

(before March 1826 - )
     Harriett Bowker was born before March 1826 in Denver, Norfolk. She was the daughter of Samuel Bowker and Martha Unknown. Harriett, Martha, Emily, George and Caroline were listed as the children of Samuel Bowker in the 1851 census in Denver, Norfolk.

Helen Bowker

(before 30 March 1850 - )
     Helen Bowker was also known as Ellen in records. She was born before 30 March 1850 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker and Betsey Marshall. Helen Bowker was christened on 29 December 1850 in St Mary the Virgin & All Souls, Bulwell. Betsey, Eliza, Jane and Helen were listed as the children of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker in the 1851 census in Main Street, Bulwell. Betsey, Eliza, Jane, Helen, Robert, Richard, Maria and Elizabeth were listed as the children of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker in the 1861 census in The Villa, Appleby, Leicestershire. Lizzie, Helen, Robert, Richard, Maria, Elizabeth and Charles were listed as the children of Dr Robert Stanser Bowker in the 1871 census in Newton Regis, Warwickshire.

Helen Aileen Bowker

(14 September 1914 - 27 May 2008)
     Helen Aileen Bowker was born on 14 September 1914 in 26 College St, Sydney, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Dr Cedric Victor Bowker and Catherine Bell.
Helen Aileen Bowker married Charles Joseph Donohoe on 30 November 1938 in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales. DONOHOE—BOWKER. Many people prominent in the Sydney tennis world were among the guests at the wedding last night of Miss Helen Bowker of Point Piper and Mr Charles Donohoe of Kensington who both play an important part in the New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association Rushcutter Bay. The reception was held in the association's clubhouse . The ceremony took place at St Mary's Cathedral the bride who is the daughter of Dr and Mrs Cedric Bowker, was given away by her father. She wore a white brocade trained gown. Her veil was held in place by a topknot of magnolias and she carried trails of gardenias. Misses Evelyn Bowker, Darli McCourt and Beth Peach, who were the bridesmaids, wore white marquisette frocks and had topknots of multi-coloured gladioli to match their bouquets. The bridegroom, who is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J J Donohoe, was attended by Messrs James Madden, Vivian McGrath and Tom McMahon. Father J Tuohy officiated at the ceremony. Mrs Bowker was assisted to receive the guests by Mrs Frank Donohoe, sister-in-lawof the bridegroom.
     Helen resided at 21 Rodney St, Dover Heights, New South Wales, 1982.
     Helen died on 27 May 2008 in New South Wales aged 93.

Henry Bowker

(12 July 1839 - before 16 February 1840)
     Henry Bowker was born on 12 July 1839 in Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the son of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Rebecca Burnham. Henry Bowker was christened on 11 August 1839 in Buckworth.
     Henry died before 16 February 1840 in Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was buried on 16 February 1840 in All Saints, Buckworth.

Henry Bowker

(circa February 1851 - )
     Henry Bowker was born circa February 1851 in Ryhall, Stamford RD, Rutland. He was the son of James Bowker and Lucy Scotney. Henry was listed as the son of James Bowker in the 1851 census in Ryhall, Rutland. Henry, Maria, David and James were listed as the children of James Bowker in the 1861 census in 7 Garrotts Row, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.

Henry Bowker

(15 March 1814 - )
     Henry Bowker was born on 15 March 1814 in Battersea, Surrey. He was the son of John Bowker and Elizabeth Higgins. Henry Bowker was christened on 7 April 1830 in St Mary, Battersea, Surrey.

Henry Bowker

(3 January 1802 - 18 December 1802)
     Henry Bowker was christened on 3 January 1802 in Paston. Henry, son of James & Ann Bowker, Walton. He was the son of James Bowker and Anne Lowe.
     Henry was buried on 18 December 1802 in Paston. Henry, son of James & Ann Bowker, Walton.

Henry Bowker

(27 November 1835 - 14 April 1921)
     Henry Bowker was born on 27 November 1835 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of James Bowker and Ellen Unknown. Henry Bowker was christened on 17 January 1836 in St Paul, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Henry, son of James & Ellen Bowker, of Huddersfield, clothdrawer..
     Henry Bowker was recorded on the 1901 census in 6 Abingdon Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Henry Bowkr, aged 64, tailor cutter, born Huddersfield.
Henry Bowker married secondly Elizabeth Sarah Payne on 5 February 1903 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Henry Bowker, 56, widower, of 165 Bridge St, son of James Bowker, deceased, Zimc? drawer?, to Elizabeth SarahPayne, 34, spinster, off 22 St James St, daugfhter George Wood Payne (deceased) C.... They both signed in the presence of I? J Jeffery & Mary Caroline Payne, & Martha Payne.
     Henry Bowker was recorded on the 1911 census in 33 Abingdon Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Henry Bowker, head, 75, tailor cutter, born Huddersfield, Yksl, wife Elizabeth Sarah Bowker, 42, born Brompton, Kent, with a servant.
     Henry died on 14 April 1921 in Northampton RD, Northamptonshire, aged 85. Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth Sarah Bowker. Effects £3408 13x..

Henry Charles Bowker

(26 September 1839 - )
     Henry Charles Bowker was born on 26 September 1839 in Christ's Hospital, London. He was the son of Henry Francis Bowker and Eliza Alice Keep. Henry Charles Bowker was christened on 23 October 1839 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London. His father was writing master at Christ's Hospital.
Henry Charles Bowker married Ellen Roe in 1865 in Norwich, Norfolk.
Henry Charles Bowker married secondly Emma Susannah Monypenny on 12 August 1873 in the Cathedral, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

Children of Henry Charles Bowker and Ellen Roe

Children of Henry Charles Bowker and Emma Susannah Monypenny

Capt Henry Charles Bowker

(1837 - 22 December 1870)
     Capt Henry Charles Bowker was also known as Henry Cowley in records. He was christened in 1837 in St Mary, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He was the son of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire and Sarah Eagles Cowley.
     Capt Henry Charles Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Thomas Bowker J.P., Squire in the Manor House, Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     Henry died on 22 December 1870 in South Kensington, Middlesex. His memorial tablet St Mary's Whittlesey stated that he was aged 32, Captain Royal Marines. He was buried after 22 December 1870 in St Mary, Whittlesey.

Henry Francis Bowker

(before 11 December 1810 - 8 September 1889)
     Henry Francis Bowker was born before 11 December 1810 in Walton, Northamptonshire. He was christened on 11 December 1810 in Paston, Northamptonshire. He was the son of James Bowker and Arabella Paget.
Henry Francis Bowker married Eliza Alice Keep on 22 December 1838 in St Luke, Chelsea, Kensington RD, Middlesex. Henry was teacher, Christ's Hospital, London.
     Henry Francis Bowker and Eliza Alice Bowker were recorded on the 1851 census in 37 Amwell St, Clerkenwell, St James, Middlesex. Henry F Bowker, 40, Master of Commercial School, Christ's Hospital. born Walton, Northamptonshire; with hs wife Elliza aged 34, born Blackfriars, Mdx; and children Alice E 9, Mary L 7, Ellen L 5, Alfred E 3, all born at St Botolph; Edith A 1, born Clerkenwell, with a pupil and three servants.
     Henry Francis Bowker and Eliza Alice Bowker were recorded on the 1861 census in 6 Regency Square (a lodging house), Brighton, Sussex. Henry F Bowker, head, 50, Teacher of English literature, born Walkenstone?, Northamptonshire, his wife Eliza Alice, 44, born Chelsea, Mdx, daughter Ellen Sarah, 14, scholar, born St Botolph, Mdx, Herbert Bowker, son 9, scholar, born Clerkenwell St James, and Ernest Francis, son, 7, scholar, born Holborn; Mdx. Henry Francis Bowker was widowed on 10 October 1861 on the death of his wife Eliza Alice Keep.
Henry Francis Bowker married secondly Eliza Howe (Walker) on 13 May 1865 in Marylebone, London, England. She was a widow.
     Henry Francis Bowker and Eliza Bowker were recorded on the 1881 census in 42 St Johns Wood Park, St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. Henry F Bowker, aged 70, born Peterboro, Northamptonshire, formerly a Master in Christ Hospital, with his wife Eliza, aged 64, born Bombay, India and a cook, housemaid and page.
     Henry died on 8 September 1889 in London, Marylebone RD.

Children of Henry Francis Bowker and Eliza Alice Keep

Henry Francis Bowker

(2 December 1870 - )
     Henry Francis Bowker was born on 2 December 1870 in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Francis Bowker and Margaret Ellen Peed. Ellen, Henry, Charles, Ethel, Frances, Mabel and John were listed as the children of Francis Bowker in the 1891 census in 152 Norwood Rd, Norwood, Surrey. Ellen, Henry, Charles and Isabel were listed as Francis Bowker's children in the 1901 census in 22 Blakesley Ave, Ealing, London.

Henry Layton Bowker

(10 December 1840 - 26 July 1921)
     Henry Layton Bowker was born on 10 December 1840 in Buckworth, Huntingdonshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Rebecca Burnham. Henry Layton Bowker was christened on 17 January 1841 in Buckworth.
     Henry Layton Bowker appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Thomas Burgess Bowker and Rebecca Burnham in Bowker's Lodge, Buckworth, Huntingdonshire.
     Henry Layton Bowker and James Blunt Bowker were recorded on the 1851 census in Eye, Northamptonshire. James aged 13, Henry aged 10 and Charles 8, scholars born at Buckworth were in their own household! the previous entry if for Christopher Buck and family, a grocer and draper.
     Henry Layton Bowker and Charles Bowker arrived per "Zealandia" in 1863 at Lyttleton, New Zealand. They brought a pair of horses and a van and sold goods useful to horse farmers around the countryside.
Henry Layton Bowker married Margaret Agnes Dudley on 25 July 1867 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Henry started a grocers shop in Crystal Palace Buildings, Market Square and adavertised that he was a buy of honey in any quantity, May 1872, Next year, he was advertising for bacon, butter or cheese. He was granted a wholesale licence to sell liquor April 1874. He took his assistant Walter John Neale> into partnership in January 1881. He retired from the partnership in 1884, leaving Neale to carry on between 1872 and 1884.
He was a grocer and held property valued at £2,775. Henry and Henry was an estate agent between 1884 and 1900.
He was a supporter of the Cathedral and one of a committee which raised funds for its completion.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand states: Bowker, H. L. And Son, Land and Estate Agents, Victoria Square, 248 Colombo Street, Christchurch. Private residence, corner of Durham and Salisbury Streets. Mr. Bowker, senior, is an old colonist, well known in Christchurch, and has conducted a considerable business since its establishment in 1864.
     Henry died on 26 July 1921 in 'The Elms', Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, aged 80.
     His will was proved on 17 October 1922 at New Zealand & England. Henry Layton Bowker of Christchurch Canterbury NZ, gentleman: probate to Henry Layton Bowker, business manager, Agnes Mary Gebbie & Esther Layton Bruce / Henry Layton Bowker of Christchurch, Canterbury NZ died 26 July 1921. Probate Christchurch to Henry layton Bowkr, business manager, Agnes Mary Ann Gebbie (wife of John Campbell Cryer Gebbie) and Ethel Layton Bruce (wife of Claude Stanley Bruce). Effects £5578 2s 6 in the UK. Sealed London 17 October.

Children of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley

Henry Layton Bowker

(31 October 1869 - 22 June 1952)
     Henry Layton Bowker was born on 31 October 1869 in New Zealand. He was the son of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley. Henry and Henry was an estate agent between 1884 and 1900.
Henry Layton Bowker married Emily Mercy Lake in 1908 in New Zealand. Henry Layton Bowker was an executor of Henry Layton Bowker's estate on 17 October 1922 in New Zealand & England.
     Henry died on 22 June 1952 in Christchurch, New Zealand, aged 82.
     His will was proved on 20 March 1953 at Christchurch.
     His will was proved on 6 May 1953 at New South Wales. He is also listed in the NSW deceased estate files.

Child of Henry Layton Bowker and Emily Mercy Lake